World’s Oldest Dog Update: How secure is Chanel the Dachshund’s title?

The Daily Dachshund and Dog News has long been suspicious about Chanel, the wiener dog, who was awarded the world’s oldest dog title by the Guinness World Book of Records. Recently, a reader wrote to alert us to his history of long-lived dogs and we also discovered some scepticism about Chanel’s right to the title on this Guinness World Records website.

The Daily Doxie would not be surprised to see a new world’s oldest dog crowned some time in the near future. Of course, none of this should be interpreted to take away from Chanel and her longevity. We wish her and her family all the best, but the record needs to be set straight.

Update: In the comments, Eric notes that he has written a more recent article on dogs older than Chanel who have documentation to prove it. The Daily Dachshund and Dog News has to say that those Guinness people are falling down on the job.

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